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NBD: Ibanez SR500 Sunburst

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pica, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. I got this used from GC. I was really looking for a used SR750 but was not able to find one. I saw this and it was love at first sight. I had never seen a sunburst Ibanez before. For a used bass it was in perfect condition. I didn't know how old the strings were so I decided to put some fresh D'addario round wounds on it and it plays and sounds great. Hope to keep this for many years to come. Thanks for looking. Note: I think it's actually a brownburst and not a sunburst.

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  2. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Hot! How's the set up?
  3. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Congrats - that is really gorgeous! I've had my eye on a 5-string version of this myself. Hopefully I will have one in the near future. The burst is really beautiful on your particular instrument too. Enjoy! :)
  4. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Nice find.
  5. Oh man, the set up is perfect. I thought for sure I'd have to adjust the neck or strings but it was already set up just how I like it.
  6. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    And it's a 500 series so it has Bartolini pickups, yes? Must be pretty amazing. Great find.
  7. The Bartolinis are one of the reasons I got it. And yes, it is a great bass. Thanks for your comments.
  8. Spatial


    Oct 30, 2012
    Awesome Find:bassist:
  9. Congratulations!
  10. Thanks.
  11. bassman64


    Jan 19, 2001

    I considered the plain brown version. loved the neck but didnt like the active p/u's and 3 of the ones I saw, the body scratched real easy to the point that the color came right off the body.

    good luck with yours
  12. Yea, I do believe the older models had a problem with the finish coming off real easy. I haven't heard it happening with the newer models.
  13. IngerAlb


    May 11, 2007
    That's because it's a GC exclusive. Congratz, you've got an awesome bass :)
  14. It must be because it's not shown on Ibanez's website. Thanks for your comments.
  15. Billy K

    Billy K

    Nov 5, 2009
    North Bay Marin
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355798320.637245. SR500 in silver pearl
  16. Billy K

    Billy K

    Nov 5, 2009
    North Bay Marin
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355798414.958041. was natural burst but I got tired of it ....tired again...MK4 and pre inserted now it sounds nice not tired but just got a Lakland 5er I think I maybe a bass whore.
  17. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I like it. Ibanez is making some great looking and great playing basses.
  18. I'm liking that silver pearl Billy K.
  19. Beautiful burst, great find, I've been scoping them out for a while now!
  20. Thanks. I love it. If you can find one, I highly recommend it.